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Christmas lights switch on in Leicester

Yes it's that time of the year with Christmas fast approaching. To mark the festive season the Christmas lights switch on will take place in Leicester on Thursday 17 November on Humberstone Gate West. City Mayor, Peter Soulsby will be joined by X Factor winner Sam Bailey along with co-actors from the pantomime Jack and...

Thousands of runners take to the streets for the Leicester Marathon

Thousands of runners will take to the city's streets today to raise money for charity in the annual Leicester Marathon. The Marathon will raise money for local charities including cancer hospice LOROS. Victoria Park will serve as the start and finish for a number of races on the day, including the main 26 mile...

Leicestershire Towns could be crowned Britain’s best High Street

Two Leicestershire towns are in the running to win the title of Britain's best high street and win £10,000. Hinckley and Market Harborough have been selected as finalists in The Great British High Street Competition 2016. Both towns have been selected in the Market Town (large) category alongside Bridgnorth in Shropshire. The organisers said they were bowled...

Police issue safety guidelines ahead of Diwali Celebrations

Thousands of people are expected at the Diwali lights switch-on taking place today on Belgrave Road and Cossington Street Recreation Ground. Leicestershire Poice have issued some crime prevention measures to ensure everyone enjoys the festivities safely. The festivities will take place between 5.30pm-8pm, with the illumination of the Diwali lights along Belgrave Road starting at 7.30pm....

Fearless Foxes train named in honour of Leicester’s Premier League win

East Midlands Trains have honoured Leicester City Football Club by unveiling a train called 'The Fearless Foxes' in tribute to the team's incredible achievement last season. The high speed train was unveiled by Claudio Ranieri and Wes Morgan on Friday 14th October and will be used for services from East Midlands to London. After the unveiling...

Hundreds send birthday card to autistic boy they’ve never met

A father is appealing to the public to help his son break the record for the most birthday cards received. Kyle Busby suffers from autism and has no friends and this time of year receives no birthday cards outside his small family circle. His father, Stuart Busby, started an appeal on social media which has gathered...

Family builds lodge for grieving parents in memory of their ten month old boy

The parents of a 10-month-old boy who died from choking have spent the last three years raising money to provide a holiday home for other bereaved families to use following the death of a child. The lodge will open this weekend. Bodie Hodges from Leicester died from a choking accident in 2012. He showed...

Buildings being released to community groups in Leicester. Expression of interest sought

Leicester City Council is looking to release selected buildings to community groups and organisations and are inviting expression of interests to take these on. The first phase sees the release of three buildings and the deadline to apply is 25th November. As part of the Councils Transforming Neighbourhood Services programme, three community centres are initially...

Students encouraged to stay safe during freshers week in Leicester Universities

With thousands of students starting their studies in universities this week, the Police have launched a campaign to encourage students to 'Stay Safe'. Aimed at new students arriving at Loughborough, Leicester and De Montfort Universities during Freshers Week, the campaign encourages students to look after themselves and their belongings. Students are being reminded to: Look after themselves Enjoy...

Local Muslim community donate £20,000 for new scanner at Leicester’s Hospitals

The local muslim community in Leicester has donated an amazing £20,000 for a new scanner at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital. The cheque was presented to Leicester's Hospitals Chairman Karamjit Singh CBE who said: "We are truly grateful for the generosity of the local Muslim community”. The money was raised for a much needed Ultrasound scanner. ...

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